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Do dental crowns cause bad breath?

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Posted by: manymoney  (9 years ago)
Hi everyone,

A root canal was performed on one of my front teeth a year ago. After the procedure, a crown
was fitted on. Recently, I noticed that I have a dry mouth and a bad breath. It's coming from the
gum above the crown. I can even smell it from the floss that I used on the crowned tooth. Does
the crown cause bad breath or is there a decay under the crown that they didn't see during the
root canal treatment? How can I get rid of the bad breath?

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Posted by: shannon  (9 years ago)
Hi there!

I guess it's not the crown but a decay in the remaining tooth structure. See your dentist so he can re-evaluate the tooth. It can also be due to poor cleaning of the area around the crown.
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Posted by: marco34  (9 years ago)
Hello Manymoney,

From my experience, crown do not give odors. Sounds like you need to practice good oral habit. Have a a visit to a periodontist.